The Bible Is Like A Hammer

This is the last of the metaphors for the word of God we will consider in this series. Review: How is the word of God like…

A Lamp

A Sword

The Rain and Dew

A Mirror

Meat and Milk

A Seed


Jeremiah 23:29 says “Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Read the context of this statement. What was Jeremiah dealing with in chapter 23? In what sense is God’s word like a hammer?

Similar ideas:

How does Isaiah 28:9-13 describe teaching the word of God and how is this like using a hammer?

Consider the comparison that Jesus used with Saul of Tarsus. Repeatedly resisting the word of God is like what? (Acts 9:5). How is that similar to a hammer?

In Matthew 21:42 Jesus is described as a rock, a hard blunt object that could be used similar to a hammer. Using this illustration what are the two impacts he will have on people (verse 44)?

Is “hammering” people with the word of God always the best approach? How does 1 Peter 3:1-2 address this?

What is your main take away when you consider that the Bible is a hammer?

Share any thoughts, comments, or questions in the reply box below! Join us Wednesday night at 1796 Old Middleburg Road for Bible study. You can also watch the class on Facebook Live.


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